Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Trending on kff Ebola Marketplaces Enrollment

Blogs Discuss CIA Policy Disallowing Fake Vaccination Programs

Blogs address a new CIA policy stating the agency no longer will use vaccination programs for covert operations, as was done in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Humanosphere: CIA promises not to do any more fake vaccination programs
Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, discusses the Obama administration’s promise that the CIA would not use vaccination programs overseas as cover and suggests that these policy changes should also protect all aid workers (5/19).

Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Views from the Center”: White House Bans CIA Use of Vaccine Programs as Cover
Charles Kenny, senior fellow at CGD, discusses the White House’s policy change that the CIA may “make no operational use of vaccination programs” for intelligence gathering (5/19).